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No one knows the exact origin of April Fool’s Day, but France has its own claim. Up until the middle of the 16th century, the New Year was celebrated in late March in Europe, ending on April 1. When Charles IX announced that the holiday would move to January 1, some people protested and continued with the spring celebration.
On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was formally dedicated and opened to the public. At first, many French citizens were not so enamored with the new monument and considered it to be an eyesore, but now it stands as one of the most famous symbols of Paris and is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
Marie Woodall’s passion for travel and languages has also inspired a keen interest in the etymology of words and their evolution over time. Always with a dictionary at the ready (usually Le Dictionnaire Larousse), she is passionate about the relationship between language and culture.
“The Inn at Little Washington: A Delicious Documentary” will give you a glimpse into the theatrical world of one of America’s most celebrated restaurants.